MILAN-BERLIN LIBRARY DISTRICT
COVID-19 RESPONSE & REOPENING
January 20, 2021 ** UPDATED **
Beginning Wednesday, January 20, our Milan and Berlin locations will both be open for appointment-only computer access in addition to curbside pick-up service. Patrons interested in using library computers will need to call ahead at least 1-hour in advance and book an appointment via phone (Milan – 419.499.4117; Berlin – 419-588-2250). Slots will be limited to 1-hour blocks and based on available computers.
For public safety, computers will be cleaned after each use.
Due to the Erie County shift to Red Alert Level 3, Milan-Berlin Library District locations will remain closed to the public for general browsing at this time. In addition to appointment-only computer access, we are currently offering curbside-only pick-up services, and our hours remain Monday-Thursday: 10AM-6PM and Friday-Saturday: 10AM-5PM. Doors are expected to reopen once the county returns to Level 2.
As always, the health and safety of patrons and staff are primary concerns. We hope to continue to return services to our community in a safe and timely manner, and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time.
- Appointment-only computer access will be available beginning Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
- Doors will be closed to the public beginning Friday, November 13, 2020.
- No contact curbside-only pick-up services will continue to be available Monday-Thursday, 10AM-6PM, and Friday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM.
- Returns must be placed in the book drop.
Additional Library Information
- All in-house programs and public room reservations remain cancelled at this time.
- Newspaper subscriptions are on hold and current releases will not be available for the time being.
- No contact curbside pickup services remain available Monday-Thursday, 10AM-6PM, and Friday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM.
- Patrons with fines/lost item fees from before March 15 that are blocking accounts must pay the amount down before checking out materials.
- We are not currently accepting material donations (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.).
- Patrons can still access their accounts via the web.
- Library digital media services such as Libby, OverDrive, Kanopy, and Hoopla will still be available 24/7.
- Any updates to this information will be posted on this page.
To stay healthy, the CDC and other health agencies recommend:
- Washing your hands frequently. Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soapy water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home and away from others if you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
Trusted Information Sources
Sharing accurate information from trusted sources is critical to reduce misinformation. Find reliable and current information about the outbreak from the local and national agencies listed below:
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health maintains a website with up-to-date information on the outbreak, current risk to the public, and links to helpful resources.
ODH has also set up a call center to address questions regarding COVID-19. It is open seven days a week from 9 am – 8 pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Centers for Disease Control
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has set up a website with a range of information about the current risk to the public, symptoms to watch for, prevention, testing, and advice for schools, communities and businesses.